Kiss Map Out Hottest Show on Earth Summer Tour

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Co. promise pyrotechnics and classic songs long absent from setlists

May 24, 2010 3:52 PM ET

After wrapping up a current European tour in June, Kiss will bring their over-the-top shows to North America this summer with the appropriately dubbed Hottest Show on Earth Tour. The 28-date trek comes five months after Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley last toured North America to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their 1975 breakthrough record Alive! This time around, Kiss will continue to perform their greatest hits amid a stage show loaded of pyrotechnics; the band is also promising to play some classic songs long absent from their setlists.

The Hottest Show on Earth Tour, which will bring Kiss to indoor arenas and outdoor amphitheatres, kicks off July 23rd in Cheyenne, Wyoming and concludes on September 24th in Phoenix. Tickets go on sale starting June 4th. To promote the tour, Kiss will host their first-ever live chat on June 1st, giving loyal members of the Kiss Army an opportunity to ask them all their burning questions. Check out Kiss' Facebook page for more info.

July 23 - Cheyenne, WY @ Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 24 - Minot, ND @ North Dakota State Fair
July 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
July 30 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 31 - Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium
Aug. 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 7 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Aug. 9 - Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana State Fairgrounds
Aug. 13 - Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 14 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 15 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Aug. 19 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Arena
Aug. 20 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 21 - Washington DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 27 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 28 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 29 - Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Sept. 2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
Sept. 3 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 - St. Paul, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
Sept. 10 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sept. 11 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept. 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Sept. 17 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sept. 18 - Dallas, TX @ Pizza Hut Park
Sept. 19 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Sept. 22 - Sandy, UT @ Rio Tinto Stadium
Sept. 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion

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